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topic 5435

Aluminum Patina



I have an aluminum sheet which I engraved and I want to oxidize the engraved surface in Black or Dark Grey colour. I was wondering if anyone could recommend any additives I can use to get such an effect. I would prefer to use some do it yourself method. If you know any good books on the subject I would appreciate it if you could give me the titles.

Thanks in Advance

Achilleas Pitsillides
- Charlottesville, VA, USA


Rub it with olive or Linseed Oil [linked by editor to product info at Rockler] (very sparingly),then heat it to max. 400 °C! Good luck!

Goran Budija
- Zagreb ,Croatia

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